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Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns amid ethics investigation

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:06

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment.

Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff.

Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy. Franks and his wife have 3-year-old twins who were conceived through surrogacy.

Franks says he had become familiar with the surrogacy process in recent years, and "became insensitive as to how the discussion of such an intensely personal topic might affect others."

He said he regrets that his "discussion of this option and process in the workplace" with two female staffers made them feel uncomfortable.

JUST IN: Rep. Trent Franks releases statement on announcing his resignation after sexual misconduct allegations pic.twitter.com/6hTPuHJXRi

— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 8, 2017

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Crews battling fire in Newark

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:10

NEWARK, Ohio – Firefighters in Newark are trying to get a handle on a house fire on Cedar Street.

The fire started just before 5:30 p.m. at a home near Allston Avenue.

Information about any possible injuries has been released.

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Longtime coach, teacher's aide charged with sexually assaulting student

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:23

A longtime teacher's aide and coach is accused of sexually abusing a student for years, starting when the boy was 14.

Forty-year-old Marc Wilson worked for Clear Fork Local Schools in Richland County when the alleged crimes happened.

Now Wilson is out of a job and facing years in prison.

In his 24-year career with Clear Fork Local Schools, Marc Wilson served as a teacher's aide and coached wrestling, football and tennis.

His personnel file, obtained by 10TV, shows decades of glowing evaluations.

Clear Fork Superintendent Janice Wyckoff tells 10TV "Wilson was a highly respected coach and aide, with no indications of wrongdoing."

That all changed in September of 2016 when a then-20-year-old former student said he and Wilson had a sexual relationship.

The alleged sexual contact began when the boy was 14 and continued for 6 years.

When confronted with the allegations, Wilson left the classroom in the middle of the day and threatened to kill himself, prompting a lockdown at the school.

Wyckoff said she asked for, and received his resignation.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office began an investigation, and in October of this year, Wilson was indicted on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and 12 counts of sexual battery.

Though it's been more than a year since the allegations emerged and Wilson resigned, and it's been two months since Wilson was criminally charged, Clear Fork's Superintendent admits most parents are just learning about it now through the media.

She says there was no communication sent to parents about Wilson because, in her words, they were only allegations, and she can't defame someone over an allegation.

Considering that those allegations involve sexual abuse of a student, 10TV asked whether she stands by her decision not to alert parents. She says she does.

She declined to talk with 10TV on camera, but said, "We are proud of the student for coming forward and following through with law enforcement."

Wilson's attorney says he "categorically denies all of the allegations," and calls the situation "a tragedy for everyone involved."

Wilson is free on bond, but is on electronic monitoring.

In January he surrendered his license to the Ohio Department of Education, and as part of a consent agreement, will not be allowed to apply for another. His trial is set for January 2018.

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Woman killed in Licking County crash

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:46

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One woman is dead after a crash on SR-16 in Licking County according to the Newark Advocate.

The crash happened just after 3:15 p.m. near Silver Street, southwest of Granville.

SR-16 is closed in the area of the crash as troopers investigate.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol told the newspaper that a woman died after she drove her car left of center and hit two other vehicles.

The Newark Advocate reports a driver of one of the other vehicles was taken to Licking Memorial Hospital but did not have major injuries.

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First measurable snow of the season expected in Columbus area Saturday

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:37

After a couple of days with scattered flurries, we have yet to experience our first measurable snowfall of the season. That may happen Saturday.

An approaching cold front will bring a chance for scattered light snow showers during the day and possibly into the night.

Amounts do not look heavy, but it’s possible we could see up to an inch in the Columbus area and other parts of central Ohio.

Areas north of I-70 have potential to receive 1-2”.

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Looking ahead, a series of Clipper systems will pass through during the course of the upcoming week. None of these looks to be a major snow maker, but some areas may see as much as 2-4” of snow through the course of the week.

Typically, we get our first snowfall during the month of November.

The average snowfall in December is about five inches.

If you’re thinking ahead, Columbus only gets a white Christmas about 25 percent of the time.

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Lawmaker seeks to close loophole on prosecuting school employees

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:20

There's a loophole in Ohio law that prevents a prosecutor from charging someone, other than a teacher, from having sex with a child who is 16 years old.

Now a state lawmaker wants to make sure that loophole is closed.

State Representative Christina Hagan (R) District 50, told members of the Criminal Justice Committee, that this is a "glaring loophole in Ohio's law that allows employees in public and nonpublic districts who are not teachers or administrators to engage in sex with some students."

She wants the law to include "lunch ladies, janitors and other miscellaneous school employees."

House Bill 426 also prohibits any employee who is not a teacher or person in authority from engaging in sexual conduct with a minor who is at least 4 years younger than the employee.

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DeWine: Law adopted after Browns move would apply to Columbus Crew

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:25

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a law passed after Art Modell moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore would apply to a potential move of the Columbus Crew SC.

On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington asked DeWine’s office to consider using the law which prohibits professional sports teams from moving if they use facilities supported by taxpayers or public money and do not provide six months of advance notice and they do not allow the city or the people who live near the facility an opportunity to buy the team.

Crew SC plays at MAPFRE Stadium which is on tax-exempt state land and uses leased state land for parking, according to Rep. Duffey.

News broke earlier this year that the owner of the Columbus Crew, Anthony Precourt, is looking to move the team - possibly to Austin, Texas.

You can view DeWine’s full statement below:

“Ohioans are very loyal fans who passionately support our teams and take great civic pride in their accomplishments. Our teams are a part of our communities. That is why when ownership moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1995, the Ohio General Assembly took action and passed a law to protect Ohio and its communities when they provide tax-funded support for professional teams’ stadiums. As a United States Senator, I, along with Senator John Glenn and Congressman Louis Stokes, introduced similar legislation in Congress.

“The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has reviewed the law passed after the Browns’ move. We believe the evidence will show that this law would apply to the Columbus Crew and Mapfre Stadium. As Attorney General, should ownership of the Columbus Crew initiate a move of the team without complying with Ohio law, I am prepared to take the necessary legal action under this law to protect the interests of the State of Ohio and the central Ohio communities which have all invested to make the Columbus Crew a proud part of our Ohio sports tradition and help Mapfre Stadium earn its reputation as ‘Fortress Columbus.’”

Statement from a Precourt Sports Ventures Spokesman:

Precourt Sports Ventures has great respect for the office of the Ohio Attorney General, however there is nothing to address as Crew SC prepares for the 2018 season.

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Steelers LB Shazier undergoes spinal stabilization surgery

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:03

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine.

The team announced Thursday Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed the surgery after Shazier was transferred from a hospital in Cincinnati to one in Pittsburgh.

The 25-year-old Shazier suffered the injury while hitting Cincinnati's Josh Malone in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory over the Bengals on Monday night. Shazier motioned to his lower back immediately following the hit and was taken off the field on a stretcher.

The team offered no additional update on Shazier.

Statement from UPMC Neurosurgeons & #Steelers Team Physicians on Ryan Shazier pic.twitter.com/nE7xgsx7Tx

— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 7, 2017
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Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughs

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:01
Ohio will pay to support development of pain management alternatives, mobile apps to improve addiction treatment and other advanced technologies through $10 million in competitive grants.

The 15 grant winners of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission's competition supporting scientific breakthroughs that address the national opioid epidemic were announced Thursday. The research and technology initiative made up to $12 million available.

The grant competition is part of Ohio's two-pronged strategy to drive innovative research and development in opioid and addiction science.

The second element is an $8 million Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. State officials were generating ideas for the contest Thursday with a Tech2025 hackathon event in New York.

Ohio saw 4,050 overdose deaths last year, among the highest in the nation. Many were linked to heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
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Crew ownership group release renderings for Austin stadium

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:48

The ownership group of Columbus Crew SC has released preliminary renderings of a new stadium in Austin, Texas.

News broke in October that the team’s ownership was looking to move the team after the 2018 season.

In November, Austin city council members approved a resolution “directing the City Manager to identify City-owned sites that could be used by a Major League Soccer team, as well as community benefits that could be generated by such a use”

Precourt Sports VenturesMedia Folder: Media Root

Statement From Richard Suttle, Armbrust & Brown, For Precourt Sports Ventures, regarding site renderings for 200 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 – December 7, 2017

“We are hopeful there will be several sites considered by city staff for the stadium and practice facility. While there may be others, our initial thought is 200 South Lamar seems virtually perfect for a modern, urban Major League Soccer (MLS) soccer stadium as long as it is compact and designed with minimum traffic, light and sound impact as a priority.

“In particular, we know traffic is a concern at this site. We’ve looked at other modern, successful, MLS club stadiums around the country, as well as other Austin events, and we know it can be done with little-to-no onsite parking. We envision convenient shuttles, ride sharing and a march-to-the-match, among other options.

“In addition, if the 200 South Lamar site becomes the preferred site, we are fully aware of the importance of taking care of the South Austin Little League and working to improve their situation. We are still doing a tremendous amount of due diligence to make sure that a site that appears ideal proves out.

“Whatever becomes the preferred site, we will start a comprehensive process of involving neighbors and other stakeholders to create a facility the whole community can embrace.

“While legally I believe a city-owned MLS stadium built entirely with private funds and no city money can be located on parkland without an election, if a parkland site becomes the preferred site, we will follow the lead of our elected officials, enthusiastically engaging in the election discussion if that is their desire and if timing can be worked out to bring the MLS team here.”

Statement From Precourt Sports Ventures – December 7, 2017

“Precourt Sports Ventures does not have additional updates regarding Columbus-based solutions to the long-term sustainability concerns of Columbus Crew SC. While PSV was told last month by Columbus officials that the City of Columbus would not be communicating further with PSV, we remain committed to exploring strategic options as we have communicated, which can include meaningful and constructive dialogue with Columbus leaders. In the meantime, MAPFRE Stadium remains the home of Columbus Crew SC as Crew SC continues to prepare for the 2018 season.”

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Eagles announce Columbus stop on 2018 tour

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:06

The Eagles have announced that Columbus will be part of the 14 additional cities added to their 2018 “An evening with the Eagles” tour.

The concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 8 at Nationwide Arena.

No other bands or guests have been announced.


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COMPLETE TOUR SCHEDULE

Mar 12 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 14 Chicago, IL United Center
Mar 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Mar 18 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Mar 19 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center**
Mar 21 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena**
Mar 23 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Mar 24 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Apr 08 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Apr 10 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
Apr 11 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
Apr 14 - Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
Apr 16 Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
Apr 17 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
Apr 19 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
Apr 21 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
May 10 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
May 11 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
May 14 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
May 15 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
Jun 15 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park (with Chris Stapleton)
Jun 17 -Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Jun 20 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
Jun 23 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium (with Chris Stapleton)
Jun 28 - Denver, CO - Coors Field (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
Jun 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
Jul 14 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center**
Jul 15 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Jul 17 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Jul 20 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Jul 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
Jul 26 - Washington, DC - Nationals Park** (with James Taylor & His All-Star Band)
Jul 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park (with James Taylor & His All-Star Band)

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O'Neill readies letter resigning from Ohio Supreme Court

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:03

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill says he's staying in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and has decided when he's leaving the high court.

O'Neill tells The Associated Press on Thursday he'll specify that date in a resignation letter he plans to submit to Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor on Friday. The date must precede the Feb. 7 candidate-filing deadline.

O'Neill's statement about his candidacy comes amid efforts by the Republican-controlled Legislature to oust him from the court.

Lawmakers say O'Neill is violating the Judicial Code of Conduct by running for another office while remaining on the bench. O'Neill argues he won't be a candidate for purposes of the rule until he files the paperwork.

O'Neill says he's resolved 47 of the 99 outstanding cases he hoped to complete before resigning.

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Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:46


NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.

Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy favorite, easily outpointed Stanford running back Bryce Love, who came in second. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the other finalist and last year's Heisman winner, was third.

Mayfield received 51 first-place votes from the 56 AP college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots, and a total of 157 points. Love (83 points) and Jackson (39 points) each received two first-place votes and Penn State running Saquon Barkley received a first-place vote and came in fourth.

Mayfield, Love and Jackson are also the finalists for the Heisman, which will be handed out Saturday night in New York.

Mayfield is a former walk-on who has led the No. 2 Sooners to the College Football Playoff, where they will play No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Mayfield leads the nation in passer efficiency rating and has thrown for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns.

He joins Josh Heupel (2000), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008) as previous winners from Oklahoma. No other school has had more than two players win AP Player of the Year.

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Former officer gets 20 years for fatal shooting of unarmed motorist

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:30

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Attorneys for ex-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager said he shot 50-year-old Walter Scott in self-defense after the two fought and Scott grabbed Slager's stun gun. They said race didn't play a role in the shooting and Slager never had any "racial animus" toward minorities.

Still, Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to violating Scott's civil rights. As part of the plea agreement reached in May, prosecutors dropped state murder charges. A year ago, a state judge declared a mistrial when jurors deadlocked in that case.

"This is a tragedy that shouldn't have happened," U.S. District Judge David Norton said.

A bystander recorded the shooting on a cellphone, and it was shared around the world, setting off protests across the U.S. as demonstrators said it was another egregious example of police officers mistreating African-Americans.

Scott's family testified before the sentence was handed down and said they had forgiven Slager.

"I'm not angry at you, Michael. Michael, I forgive you, and Michael, I do pray for you now and for your family, because we've gone through a traumatic time," he said.

The shooting angered local African-Americans who complained for years that North Charleston police harassed blacks, pulling them over or questioning them unnecessarily as they cracked down on crime. But after the shooting, the Scott family successfully pleaded for calm, asking everyone to let the justice system run its course.

Two months after the shooting, a young white man killed nine black church members in a racially motivated attacked during a Bible study in Charleston. The family members of those victims struck a similar forgiveness tone after that attack.

Before the sentence was handed down, the judge had to decide whether the shooting amounted to second-degree murder or manslaughter. Norton found that it was murder.

"No matter what sentence I give, neither the Scott family nor the Slager family is going to think that it's right," the judge said.

The bystander's video started after the struggle between Slager and Scott and showed Scott running away and the officer firing eight times. Scott was hit in the back five times.

After the shooting, Slager picked up his stun gun and placed it next to Scott. Slager contends he was securing the weapon. Prosecutors think he put it there to bolster his self-defense story.

An emotional Slager told the Scott family that he was grateful for their forgiveness.

"This tragic event that occurred in seconds has changed the lives of everyone involved," he said. "With my actions that day, Walter Scott is no longer with his family, and I am responsible for that."

The judge also found that Slager, 36, obstructed justice when he made statements to state police after the shooting.

A pre-sentencing report for Slager found that he committed manslaughter and recommended 10 to nearly 13 years in prison. But the judge was not bound by that review.

If Slager had faced another state trial and been convicted of murder, he could have been sentenced to anywhere from 30 years to life in prison.

Convictions in police officer shootings are uncommon in the U.S. and prison time is even rarer.

South Carolina has been aggressive in charging white officers who shoot unarmed black people. Four have pleaded guilty in state or federal court in the past six years. But only Slager and former state trooper Sean Groubert, who shot a man as he tried to get his wallet during a seat belt violation check, will have been sent to prison. Groubert was sentenced to five years behind bars.

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Michigan sports doctor facing long sentence for child porn

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:11

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan sports doctor is getting the first of three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for decades for assaulting female gymnasts and possessing child pornography.

Federal prosecutors are seeking a 60-year sentence Thursday for Larry Nassar, who had more than 37,000 images of child porn on electronic devices. Separately, he'll be sentenced in state court in January for molesting gymnasts with his hands.

Nassar, 54, worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics, the Indianapolis-based group that trains Olympians.

"Underneath this veneer lurked a predator," Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Lewis said.

Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas say they were victims when Nassar worked for USA Gymnastics and accompanied them at workouts or international events.

Nassar is a "monster" who "left scars on my psyche that may never go away," Maroney said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Janet Neff.

In a court filing, defense lawyers said Nassar "deeply regrets the pain that he has caused the community."

The child pornography was discovered last year when Nassar was being investigated for assault.

Aside from the criminal cases, more than 100 women and girls are suing Nassar. Michigan State and USA Gymnastics are defendants in many of the lawsuits.

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Sen. Al Franken announces resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Franken made the announcement in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor.

The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized as several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior, from groping to forcibly trying to kiss them.

But a fresh allegation on Wednesday unleashed a torrent of Democratic demands that Franken step aside. Female senators led the chorus.

Franken is an actor who appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and an author who narrowly won his Senate seat in 2008 after a prolonged vote count. He has been a fierce opponent of the Trump administration.

His political fall has been swift by congressional standards. The first allegation surfaced on Nov. 16.

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New Mexico school shooting leaves 2 students, suspect dead

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:52

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown as a precaution.

State police did not release any details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people who were killed attended Aztec High School. No other injuries were reported, officials said.

The school of about 900 students was cordoned off as authorities cleared the buildings and teens were taken to another location.

A crowd of nervous parents gathered outside City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children.

"The families of the victims were notified immediately. They are in our thoughts and prayers," state police said in a statement on social media.

State and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting and did not immediately release any details about the circumstances. A news conference was planned.

Aztec is a rural community of 6,500 people in the heart of northwestern New Mexico's oil and gas country and near the Navajo Nation. Its main street is lined by old brick buildings that date back more than a century.

Residents voiced disbelief on social media, while members of the New Mexico congressional delegation, state Attorney General Hector Balderas and other elected officials offered their condolences and other assistance.

"While details are still coming in, we grieve for the innocent victims in this senseless act of violence. Too many lives have been disrupted and too many futures cut short," U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said in a tweet.

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Winless Browns fire VP Sashi Brown, coach Hue Jackson keeps job

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:23

CLEVELAND (AP) — One win in two seasons cost Sashi Brown his job with the Browns. Coach Hue Jackson is keeping his — for now.

Winless with four weeks left in another dismal season, the Cleveland Browns fired Brown on Thursday, jettisoning their top football executive who was unable to improve the franchise enough to satisfy owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam.

Jackson, though, is safe and will return for the 2018 season despite a 1-27 record.

"We have great appreciation and gratitude for Sashi's commitment and leadership to our organization but believe transitioning to someone with strong experience and success in drafting and building consistently winning football teams is critical to the future of the Cleveland Browns," Jimmy Haslam said in a statement. "Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction. The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster.

Brown was named the team's top executive by the Haslams during an overhaul following the 2015 season. His firing is not unexpected since the Browns are 0-12 for the second straight season with Brown in charge. He gutted Cleveland's roster, electing not to re-sign some of the team's own free agents in favor of signing younger players and acquiring future draft picks.

However, the team's decision to pass up on drafting quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in the past two drafts may have hastened Brown's demise and Cleveland has shown little sign of improvement since Brown took over. Brown had no experience in evaluating players as he served as the team's general counsel before handling the salary cap and contracts.

ESPN was first to report Brown's dismissal.

Brown and Jackson appeared to be at odds over several roster decisions and Haslam figured his best course of action was to end the relationship rather than attempting to repair it.

The Browns host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

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Woman claims surgeon talked on cellphone during operation

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:23

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her.

The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and his employer, Westmed Medical Group. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Fishman performed surgery on Edwards to fix varicose veins twice in 2017. According to the lawsuit, Edwards claims Fishman had a conversation in Spanish on his cellphone during the second outpatient procedure.

Edwards' attorney says his client was terrified for the rest of the operation. Edwards claims Fishman later explained he was taking a Spanish proficiency test during the surgery.

A Westmed spokeswoman said the company doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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Lockdown lifted for Hamilton Local Schools

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:36

Hamilton Local Schools were placed on lockdown after a student reported receiving a threat from another student. The lockdown has since been lifted.

In a post on the district's website, officials say a student received the threat from someone in another district.

The district says a suspect is in custody, and the school day has resumed as normal.

The Thursday morning threat led the schools to initiate lockdown procedures at all district buildings, and suspend elementary and preschool bussing for a short time.

Stay with 10TV for updates on this developing story.

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